Navigating the corona crisis

The Corona crisis and its consequences pose many challenges for companies. We support our clients in overcoming the crisis with the following services:

  • Quick check of the current, company-specific situation
  • Implementation of emergency measures, e.g.: Liquidity protection (incl. Debt Advisory) and liquidity procurement or communication with affected stakeholders
  • Elaboration of options for short, medium, and long-term measures, also including the creative aspects of insolvency law (e.g. provisional self-administration and protective shielding procedures)
  • Support in the implementation of the chosen action option. If desired, we also provide experienced interim managers (CRO, CTO) to strengthen the internal teams.

If you have any questions, you can reach our task force for a free consultation via  or +49 89 290 725 133 at any time.


To gain transparency about whether and to what extent a company is affected by the Corona crisis, we immediately prepare an initial analysis ("Quick Check") together with the company’s experts. The aim of this Quick Check is to identify immediate measures in the areas of finance, operations, employees, market, as well as liquidity protection and liquidity procurement, among others. These measures require specific documentation for the respective stakeholders and - in the second step - coordinated communication.

The result of a Quick Check can be available within a few hours or days, depending on the data situation within the company.

For this purpose, we use a standardized approach developed by goetzpartners on the base of numerous projects.


Shaping the
new normal

In many industries and sectors, immediate measures will not be sufficient to restore the affected company's financial and operational stability.

Therefore, the development of short, medium, and long-term options for action is indispensable. In this case, we are the right partner with our transformation and restructuring experience.

Our advisors have the experience of a multitude of successful projects. In cooperation with our clients, they will develop the appropriate operational options with the necessary financial planning within a short period of time. In some cases, the consideration of insolvency-specific alternatives such as a protective shield procedure will be important and goal-oriented.

Here, too, we support clients with our proven, tool-based approaches and the decades of expertise. In implementing the planned measures, clients benefit from our professional, entrepreneurial project management. If required, our experienced experts will also take on interim function for as long as clients need us.


Crisis Benchmark: Travel & Leisure

The pandemic has hit the global travel and leisure industry particularly hard, but with travel and border restrictions now easing, companies should strengthen their businesses by considering defensive and offensive strategic options.

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Crisis Benchmark: Industrials

The industrials sector was hit significantly by the pandemic due to its high dependency on exports. However, some firms are hit worse than others within the sector, leading to a significant difference in share price development.

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Crisis Benchmark: Pharma

The pharma industry has been essential in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic – CEOs should take the opportunity to become a strong and pioneering player in an increasingly digitalized pharma industry.

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Crisis Benchmark: Insurance

Insurance companies’ stock prices fell further than the general market due to Covid-19 – the relative gap, though varying in size, has remained relatively constant even nearly two years after the initial stock market drop.

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Crisis Benchmark: Retail

The retail industry has finally bounced back from the significant Covid impact and only performs slightly below the general market - larger players are benefiting due to insolvencies of several smaller companies.

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Crisis Benchmark: Logistics

The logistics industry can be seen as a winner during the Covid pandemic – short-term losses were substituted by an ongoing high demand for online retail and manufactures worldwide.

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Crisis Benchmark: Personal and Household Goods

Within the personal and household goods industry, many players were able to benefit in terms of sales during the pandemic. However, only few managed to secure sustainable long-term business growth as the pandemic fades out.

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POST-COVID-19: Strategic Outlook

Due to the strain that the Covid-induced economic downturn has put on companies’ financials, as the outlook is lightening, it is time to guarantee financial buffers in order to shore up for a potential next crisis.

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Dr. Gunnar Binnewies

Dr. Gunnar Binnewies Partner
Management Consultants

 Philipp Widmaier

Philipp Widmaier Managing Director
Corporate Finance

Prof. Dr. Jochen Vogel

Prof. Dr. Jochen Vogel Managing Director
Management Consultants